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Psalm 98 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 98

Praise the King

A psalm.

Sing a new song to the Lord,
for He has performed wonders;
His right hand and holy arm
have won Him victory.
The Lord has made His victory known;
He has revealed His righteousness
in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered His love
and faithfulness to the house of Israel;
all the ends of the earth
have seen our God’s victory.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
be jubilant, shout for joy, and sing.
Sing to the Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and melodious song.
With trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn
shout triumphantly
in the presence of the Lord, our King.

Let the sea and all that fills it,
the world and those who live in it, resound.
Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the mountains shout together for joy
before the Lord,
for He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world righteously
and the peoples fairly.

Psalm 99 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 99

The King Is Holy

The Lord reigns! Let the peoples tremble.
He is enthroned above the cherubim.
Let the earth quake.
Yahweh is great in Zion;
He is exalted above all the peoples.
Let them praise Your great
and awe-inspiring name.
He is holy.

The mighty King loves justice.
You have established fairness;
You have administered justice
and righteousness in Jacob.
Exalt the Lord our God;
bow in worship at His footstool.
He is holy.

Moses and Aaron were among His priests;
Samuel also was among those calling on His name.
They called to Yahweh and He answered them.
He spoke to them in a pillar of cloud;
they kept His decrees and the statutes He gave them.
Lord our God, You answered them.
You were a forgiving God to them,
an avenger of their sinful actions.

Exalt the Lord our God;
bow in worship at His holy mountain,
for the Lord our God is holy.

Psalm 100 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 100

Be Thankful

A psalm of thanksgiving.

Shout triumphantly to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
Acknowledge that Yahweh is God.
He made us, and we are His[a]
His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For Yahweh is good, and His love is eternal;
His faithfulness endures through all generations.


  1. Psalm 100:3 Alt Hb tradition, some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Vg read and not we ourselves

Psalm 102 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 102

Affliction in Light of Eternity

A prayer of an afflicted person who is weak and pours out his lament before the Lord.

Lord, hear my prayer;
let my cry for help come before You.
Do not hide Your face from me in my day of trouble.
Listen closely to me;
answer me quickly when I call.

For my days vanish like smoke,
and my bones burn like a furnace.
My heart is afflicted, withered like grass;
I even forget to eat my food.
Because of the sound of my groaning,
my flesh sticks to my bones.
I am like a desert owl,[a]
like an owl among the ruins.
I stay awake;
I am like a solitary bird on a roof.
My enemies taunt me all day long;
they ridicule and curse me.
I eat ashes like bread
and mingle my drinks with tears
10 because of Your indignation and wrath;
for You have picked me up and thrown me aside.
11 My days are like a lengthening shadow,
and I wither away like grass.

12 But You, Lord, are enthroned forever;
Your fame endures to all generations.
13 You will rise up and have compassion on Zion,
for it is time to show favor to her—
the appointed time has come.
14 For Your servants take delight in its stones
and favor its dust.

15 Then the nations will fear the name of Yahweh,
and all the kings of the earth Your glory,
16 for the Lord will rebuild Zion;
He will appear in His glory.
17 He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute
and will not despise their prayer.

18 This will be written for a later generation,
and a newly created people will praise the Lord:
19 He looked down from His holy heights—
the Lord gazed out from heaven to earth
20 to hear a prisoner’s groaning,
to set free those condemned to die,[b]
21 so that they might declare
the name of Yahweh in Zion
and His praise in Jerusalem,
22 when peoples and kingdoms are assembled
to serve the Lord.

23 He has broken my[c] strength in midcourse;
He has shortened my days.
24 I say: “My God, do not take me
in the middle of my life![d]
Your years continue through all generations.
25 Long ago You established the earth,
and the heavens are the work of Your hands.
26 They will perish, but You will endure;
all of them will wear out like clothing.
You will change them like a garment,
and they will pass away.
27 But You are the same,
and Your years will never end.
28 Your servants’ children will dwell securely,
and their offspring will be established before You.”


  1. Psalm 102:6 Or a pelican of the desert
  2. Psalm 102:20 Lit free sons of death
  3. Psalm 102:23 Some Hb mss, LXX read His
  4. Psalm 102:24 Lit my days

Psalm 104 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 104

God the Creator

My soul, praise Yahweh!
Lord my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with majesty and splendor.
He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe,
spreading out the sky like a canopy,
laying the beams of His palace
on the waters above,
making the clouds His chariot,
walking on the wings of the wind,
and making the winds His messengers,[a]
flames of fire His servants.

He established the earth on its foundations;
it will never be shaken.
You covered it with the deep
as if it were a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
At Your rebuke the waters fled;
at the sound of Your thunder they hurried away
mountains rose and valleys sank[b]
to the place You established for them.
You set a boundary they cannot cross;
they will never cover the earth again.

10 He causes the springs to gush into the valleys;
they flow between the mountains.
11 They supply water for every wild beast;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 The birds of the sky live beside the springs;
they sing among the foliage.
13 He waters the mountains from His palace;
the earth is satisfied by the fruit of Your labor.

14 He causes grass to grow for the livestock
and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth,
15 wine that makes man’s heart glad—
making his face shine with oil—
and bread that sustains man’s heart.

16 The trees of the Lord flourish,[c]
the cedars of Lebanon that He planted.
17 There the birds make their nests;
the stork makes its home in the pine trees.
18 The high mountains are for the wild goats;
the cliffs are a refuge for hyraxes.

19 He made the moon to mark the[d] festivals;[e]
the sun knows when to set.
20 You bring darkness, and it becomes night,
when all the forest animals stir.
21 The young lions roar for their prey
and seek their food from God.
22 The sun rises; they go back
and lie down in their dens.
23 Man goes out to his work
and to his labor until evening.

24 How countless are Your works, Lord!
In wisdom You have made them all;
the earth is full of Your creatures.[f]
25 Here is the sea, vast and wide,
teeming with creatures beyond number—
living things both large and small.
26 There the ships move about,
and Leviathan, which You formed to play there.

27 All of them wait for You
to give them their food at the right time.
28 When You give it to them,
they gather it;
when You open Your hand,
they are satisfied with good things.
29 When You hide Your face,
they are terrified;
when You take away their breath,
they die and return to the dust.
30 When You send Your breath,[g]
they are created,
and You renew the face of the earth.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
may the Lord rejoice in His works.
32 He looks at the earth, and it trembles;
He touches the mountains,
and they pour out smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God while I live.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to Him;
I will rejoice in the Lord.
35 May sinners vanish from the earth
and wicked people be no more.
My soul, praise Yahweh!


  1. Psalm 104:4 Or angels
  2. Psalm 104:8 Or away. They flowed over the mountains and went down valleys
  3. Psalm 104:16 Lit are satisfied
  4. Psalm 104:19 Lit moon for
  5. Psalm 104:19 Or the appointed times
  6. Psalm 104:24 Lit possessions
  7. Psalm 104:30 Or Spirit

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